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Home Sightings

Sightings

Blair Jones

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Spoonbill and Spotted Redshank
The Spoonbill showed well on Becs (Lagoon 3). Spotted Redshank also on Becs in Summery plumage. It mixed in with the Black Tailed Godwits (15). A flock of Dunlin (17) came in at high tide pursued around Becs by a female Merlin. Female Marsh Harrier flew near the reserve but stayed near the Pill. 2 x Little Egrets, Grey Heron and Cormorants. Watched the Heron taking fish in front of the Seawall hide. All the usual were around. Notably 6 x Gadwall and 2 x Wigeon. Little Grebe heard in reeds at Priors.
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Toby Fountain

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Spoonbill
From Avocet Hide: 1 Spoonbill, 31 Redshank, 29 Avocet, 10 Black tailed Godwit, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 solitary Golden Plover plus usual wildfowl. From Curlew Hide I witnessed an epic chase between a female Merlin and a Redshank culminating a kill on the island in Monk's Lagoon. Alongside this there were 42 Avocet, 8 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 16 Lapwing, 5 Curlew, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover plus usual wildfowl.
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Michael Wheeler

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Old Llanarch Colliery

Main Sighting: Redstart
Early morning visit produced singing Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Willow Warblers. Tree Pipits also singing, a handsome male Redstart and surprisingly a Brambling!
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Tim Young

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Uskmouth

Main Sighting: Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis made a fleeting visit to the Uskmouth reedbeds at 11.25, before leaving in the direction of the river mouth about 15 minutes later. Also Common Redstart and Bittern.
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Nicholas Beswick

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Park Bryn Bach

Main Sighting: Pink Footed Goose
Two Pinkfeet back on the lake. Willow Warbler singing. Four Swallows over.
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Wayne Purchase

Saturday, 13 April 2019

New Inn

Main Sighting: Marsh tit
Bird feeder back garden
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Bryn Burgess

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Spoonbill
Spoonbill from seawall hide. Red Kite through heading g north and two Spotted Redshank were of note
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Grant Robinson

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Llantilio Pertholey

Main Sighting: Common Redstart
Well marked male Common Redstart in the hedgerow this morning
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Gareth Jenkins

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Goldcliff

Main Sighting: LRP
A visit from 09.00 to 11.30 produced 2 Little Ringed Plover, 30 + Avocet, 6 Dunlin, the usual Redshank, Ringed Plover and Lapwing. Wildfowl numbers much reduced but Teal, Shelduck, Shoveler, Mallard, Gadwall and Tufted Duck seen. 60 + Sand Martins but couldn`t find any House Martin or Swallow amongst them. 2 Willow Warbler singing in the hedge. Holly Blue butterfly seen in the car parking area and many Orange Tip and Peacock seen. From 11.30 to 13.00 at NWR, Uskmouth best birds seen, 1 female Marsh Harrier, 1 male Bearded Tit (reed bed east of the lighthouse) and 1 Bittern in flight briefly.
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Robert Hughes

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Coed-y-Bwnydd

Main Sighting: Fieldfare several in trees passing through
Buzzard, Nuthatch, Several Blackcaps singing, Treecreeper, Great Tits, Chaffinch, Robin,Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest. Blackbirds. Pheasant and Raven calling. Fox in lane.
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